Types of Lines Geometry Project Your Students Will Love

29 March 2017 / 2 comments
Parallel lines, perpendicular lines, intersecting lines...so many types of lines! If these terms are part of your Geometry unit then you HAVE to try out this FUN and FREE project I created when I taught 3rd grade.
Your students will LOVE this Geometry project that covers the three types of lines: parallel lines, perpendicular lines and intersecting lines. This is a great way to combine art and math! Come grab this FREE activity.
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7 Civics Lessons for Elementary Students

26 March 2017 / 1 comment
7 civics lessons that will foster your students desires to be an active member of their community and pursue their passions.
It is important that as teachers we impart upon our students essential skills for being an active citizen in their community. Through these seven civics lessons that can be shared with our elementary students they can begin to blossom into active citizens with their own opinions and passions.
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Solutions For Spring Fever

23 March 2017 / Leave a Comment
Solutions For Spring Fever
Are you feeling it yet?  Spring fever hits most of us at some point as we head into the final stretch of the school year.  Morale often takes a dip as teachers feel the pressures of testing season, spring conferences, and the mad dash to make sure we have covered all of our standards.
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5 Ways to Relax Over Spring Break

20 March 2017 / Leave a Comment
Feeling stressed out? Not sure how to avoid thinking about school over the break? Try one of these ideas to relax over the holiday without spending a huge amount of money.
Feeling stressed out? Not sure how to avoid thinking about school over the break? Try one of these ideas to relax over the holiday without spending a huge amount of money.

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Spring Science Ideas

16 March 2017 / Leave a Comment
Fun spring science ideas for the classroom.

Spring is a great time to bring hands on science activities into your curriculum.  My students love interactive science activities. With the warmer weather approaching, our curriculum focuses on spring science standards. Students are so excited when they can step out of the textbook and interact with science in creative ways.  I found some wonderful activities and want to share them with you.
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8 Fun Carrot Activities for Spring

01 March 2017 / Leave a Comment
8 Fun Carrot Activities

Spring - Hurry up and get here! 

Am I the only one who has early Spring Fever this year? I think my students have it too! Our winter has broken records for snowfall and low temps so we have had so many indoor recesses and snow days. It was fun at first, but now I'm completely over it! Bring on Spring! We still have a few weeks since March 20th is the first day of spring, but I'm OK with it feeling like spring much earlier. Forget what that grumpy groundhog had to say!

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5 Apps for Motivation and Classroom Management

26 February 2017 / Leave a Comment
Are you at a point in the year when it's getting harder to motivate and grab your students' attention? I've come across some fun apps that will help you with your class management. These apps should keep your students motivated, engaged in the lesson, and behavior under control. 

These fun apps should keep your students engaged in the lesson and behavior under control. These apps are great for classroom management.

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Teaching Kindness Matters: How to Encourage Kindness in Your Classroom

23 February 2017 / Leave a Comment
Teaching kindness is just as important as teaching any academics.

Choosing to always show kindness is a life-long challenge.  It takes a lot of practice and maturity to be able to set aside your initial reaction and choose to show kindness instead.  Eventually, kindness WILL be your initial reaction.  Isn't that the goal anyway?

There seems to be a lot of negativity around us, but you never need to look far to find kindness around you.  As teachers, we need to focus on that kindness, highlight it, and encourage more of it.  In the classroom, it is important to hold your class to a high standard of kindness.

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Character Resources for Reading

17 February 2017 / 1 comment
Resources for teaching characters in reading.
Characters are a huge part of reading. Most of our fiction texts have characters. I would go as far as saying characters are what make reading so much fun.
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Ideas Old and New for Working With Letters

14 February 2017 / Leave a Comment
Working with letters can be fun and engaging with students. It helps them to learn many of those important literacy skills and be ready to read

Do you have students who are still struggling to learn the letters of the alphabet? Or are you rethinking how you want your students to work with the alphabet next year? Using letters in different ways helps students learn and use the letters of alphabet in meaningful ways.

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